Role of coping strategies in the relationship between self-esteem and social media addiction.

University College London, IOE

The study is part of my MSc Child Development degree, under the supervision of Karishma Jivraj. It is well known that social media is very popular amongst adolescents and adults. It has shown to serve great purposes such as networking, but research has also indicated there are negative effects. This study will look at the interaction between self-esteem and addiction to social media as well as how coping strategies affect that relationship. This research will be contributing to the literature about social media, encouraging efforts to alleviate the associated negative experiences and encourage a heathy use of social media.

Your Impact

By participating in this study you will be contributing to the advancement of psychological knowledge about social media which is present in the lives of many people across the world. Your contribution to this study is invaluable and will be greatly appreciated.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 16 years old

Study Tasks

Complete a series of questions, which should take no longer than 15 -20 minutes for you to complete. Questions will be about social media use, coping strategies and self-esteem, and instructions on how to complete each set will be provided.


This study has no identifiable risks and has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee.


Social networking
Social media

Activity and Time


Polls and Surveys, Online

Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends, Overnight

20 minutes total, 1 session


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Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Aug 6, 2020

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